Aug 04 2023


9:30 am - 12:00 pm

COMPASS for the Caregiver (Caregivers Alberta)

Caregiving can be a stressful, isolating and overwhelming experience.

Caregiver’s Alberta award-winning COMPASS for the Caregiver program helps caregivers balance their own well-being with the challenges of caregiving, and is facilitated by someone who understands those challenges.

COMPASS for the Caregiver is a multi-session, interactive, online workshop series.

Session 1 “Being a Caregiver” | Friday, Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Caregiving can be stressful, isolating, and have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. Understand your role as a caregiver and assess your strengths, challenges and overall sense of self.

Session 2 “Managing Your Stress” | Friday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Learn how stress can lead to burnout and what you can do to prevent or recover from burnout. We’ll explore how to shift our mindset and seek balance in caregiving.

Session 3 “Balancing Relationships” | Friday, Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Improve your communication skills to identify what you need, ask for help, and share the care. The hardest lesson as a caregiver is to regain your identity as a whole person by taking care of yourself first.

Session 4 “Navigating the System” | Friday, Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Increase your confidence in accessing services, reflect on your caregiving journey, and plan for the future to avoid the stress associated with uncertainty.